PracticeAccounting FirmsIt’s a good life really

It's a good life really

At last some good news - an emphatic 69% of finance directors, according to this week's Big Question, would encourage their children to pursue accountancy as a career. Most encouraging of all is the fact that the figure is unchanged since the last time we asked the question, some six months ago.

So among accountants at least the profession’s reputation survives – despite Enron.

There are good reasons why: the many should not be judged by a few bad examples, UK and US rules are very different and accountancy training still provides perhaps the best broad-based business training.

A good result then. But we cannot help but wonder whether the results would be the same were a similar survey conducted on the other side of the Atlantic anytime soon.

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